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I had an epiphany over breakfast one day to try this coffee rubbed pork concept. Coffee and cream go together—especially when there’s a savory pork products involved (like bacon). So I took the idea of those three ingredients and did a club remix for dinner. And thus, the coffee rubbed […]

Coffee Rubbed Pork w/ Dijon Cream Sauce

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Braised Beef Ragu with Pappardelle (or any kind of braised short ribs) might just be my favorite recipe ever. Like, ever ever. We’re talking last meal kind of dish. I love it for the hearty braising liquid and the tender, succulent meat. As a wine lover, some of my favorite […]

Braised Beef Ragu with Pappardelle Pasta

Thanksgiving Ravioli
Mrs. B is six months pregnant which means she’s been on a comfort food tear lately, especially with pasta. She whipped up this Thanksgiving themed Ravioli dish with turkey and cranberry after seeing Giada De Laurentiis make something similar on the Food Network last year. Our original goal was to […]

Thanksgiving Ravioli w/ Turkey & Cranberry Filling

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  Filet Mignon with Blue Cheese works well as a main dish but can also be altered to be more of an appetizer like the one pictured above. I like to cut the filet into small little bites with a bit of sauce drizzled on top. When it comes to […]

Filet Mignon w/ Blue Cheese Porcini Sauce

egg, arugula, prosciutto brunch recipe 2
Here’s a modern twist on a classic breakfast. In place of the bacon we have prosciutto. In place of hash browns we have thinly sliced new potatoes and as an alternative to fried eggs you can use Jerry James Stone’s perfect poached egg technique. A little warm arugula and drizzled […]

Prosciutto, Warm Arugula, Egg & Balsamic Brunch Recipe

Wine Pairing We shouldn’t have to look far to find a wine to serve with this. Seafood is the protein, so that helps decide the choice of wine. Although buttery Chardonnay’s are a dime a dozen in nearby Sonoma or Napa, I’m leaning towards a Sauvignon Blanc or possibly an […]

Spicy Cioppino

Potato Leek and Bacon Soup
Bacon. There, I said it. Crisp savory bacon with some other ingredients, namely chicken stock, potatoes and leeks make this a super easy hearty dish to have in the middle of winter when Punxsutawney Phil tells us to hunker down for six more weeks (damn that little rodent!). What could be easier […]

Potato Leek and Bacon Soup